On March 7-9, 2022, Costa Rica will host the fifth meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, where high authorities and representatives of governments, the United Nations System, international institutions, the private sector, academia and civil society will meet to review the progress and challenges of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the region.
The inter-governmental event will be inaugurated on Monday, March 7 at 8:00 a.m. (GMT-6) in Costa Rica, by Carlos Alvarado, President of Costa Rica, current holder of the ECLAC pro tempore presidency; Amina Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General; and Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
The regional Forum seeks to provide useful peer-learning activities through voluntary reviews, the exchange of good practices and discussion of common goals. Its conclusions are submitted directly to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, a global monitoring mechanism of the 2030 Agenda that meets every July in New York.
In the context of the meeting, Alicia Bárcena will present the fifth report on regional progress and challenges posed by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, titled A decade of action for a change of era.
Rodolfo Solano, Costa Rica’s Foreign Affairs Minister, will in turn present the document An innovative financing agenda for the recovery.
On Tuesday, March 8, the Forum will officially commemorate International Women’s Day, with participation by female ministers and high officials from mechanisms that promote the advancement of women, in addition to United Nations high officials and civil society.
The fifth meeting of the Forum will also hold five thematic roundtables covering issues such as development in transition and the urgency of advancing toward renewed international cooperation for development; statistical, quantitative and territorial monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals; natural disasters and the asymmetry of climate change in the Caribbean; the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for a sustainable recovery; and education and gender equality as a key human right for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
The complete program of the fifth Meeting of the Forum is available on the special event website: https://foroalc2030.cepal.org/2022/en/programme
Journalists and press representatives who wish to attend the event in person, please register using this form: https://eventos.cepal.org/event/67/. You will receive an automatic email once your registration has been accepted.
Important note: Sending this registration form is a necessary condition to attend the meeting, but does NOT guarantee access to the event. Local organizers may restrict entry if necessary, either for reasons of capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, due to the health situation in the host country, or for security or other reasons that may arise at the time. We thank you in advance for your understanding and respect in the face of these conditions.
The official event activities can also be followed online on the event website (https://foroalc2030.cepal.org/2022/en), on the ECLAC official web portal https://www.cepal.org/en, on https://live.cepal.org/ and our institutional accounts on Twitter (https://twitter.com/eclac_un) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/eclac).
- Fifth Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development.
- Full program.
- Press kit.
- Registration form for journalists and press representatives.
What: Fifth meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development.
When: Monday, March 7 – Wednesday 9, 2022
Inauguration, Monday, March 7, 2022, 8:00 a.m. (GMT -6) in Costa Rica:
- Carlos Alvarado, President of Costa Rica.
- Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
Where: Online on diverse platforms:
- Event website https://foroalc2030.cepal.org/2022/en
- ECLAC website https://www.cepal.org/en
- Website https://live.cepal.org/.
- Official Twitter account https://twitter.com/eclac_un
- Official Facebook account https://www.facebook.com/eclac